Subject: What is this grub?
Geographic location of the bug: Mill Creek, Washington
Time: 12:49 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hello,
I have come across this little guy multiple times over the years when in the yard weeding and am curious what it is. Any info would be appreciated.
How you want your letter signed: Kristen
We believe you have encountered the larva of a Crane Fly like the ones pictured on BugGuide and again on BugGuide and you may read about them on the Missouri Department of Conservation site. Charles Hogue in his book Insects of the Los Angeles Basin calls Crane Fly larvae Leather Jackets because of their “thick dark skin.” Capital Regional District uses the name Leatherjacket.